An Egyptian corn mummy and wood sarcophagus
Lot 323W
An Egyptian corn mummy and wood sarcophagus
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 7,383) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Egyptian corn mummy and wood sarcophagus
Late Period, circa 664-32 B.C.
The mummiform falcon-headed lid coated in bitumen and decorated with yellow paint, wearing a broad collar and the tripartite wig, with a standing deity on each lappet, the eyes with added cosmetic lines, a row of standing gods above four columns of text, now unintelligible, the mummy coated in bitumen and wrapped in linen, wearing the White Crown, the gilt wax mask with details added in white and black paint, with remains of the fake beard, the mummy 16½in (42cm) long, the coffin 20in (51cm) long

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    French private collection, acquired prior to the late 1970s.
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